1987: Sean Penn Given Jail Term



This was one of the very first Madonna news reports I taped myself. It was June 1987 and UK breakfast channel TV-am were reporting that Madonna's husband Sean Penn had been given a jail term after being convicted of assaulting a photographer.

Madonna was in Japan at the time of the news, on the opening leg of her first ever world tour and it was a big treat to see some footage of "Lucky Star" from one of the Japanese 'Who's That Girl' concerts in the report. This was the first time I had ever seen a clip from what remains my favourite Madonna tour!


(TV-am UK, June 1987)